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Auto Mechanic Jobs in Vancouver

The Auto Mechanic Training program provides students with organized learning experiences along with actual shop training, to equip them with the necessary knowledge and experience to diagnose and repair real automotive problems.

The automotive industry is changing. Several forces are driving these changes. Key factors include:

  • Advances in automotive technology which requires advance training to properly diagnose and repair today’s cars
  • Environmental concerns which forces car manufacturers to produce more fuel efficient vehicles and demands up to date auto mechanic training
  • Consumers are keeping their cars longer because of the financial crisis we are in. This in turn creates more auto mechanic jobs to keep these cars running properly
  • Steady retirement of the baby boomer generation which creates a large labour void in the automotive mechanic trade

According to Statistics Canada, 96% of those employed in the automotive mechanic trade work full time and the average auto mechanic salary is experiencing growth.

These factors combine to create a steady flow of Auto Mechanic Jobs in Vancouver.

According to the government of Canada, more than one-third of jobs created in Canada will require a skilled-trade designation or a college diploma.

Vehicles themselves are also changing and becoming more complex. As a result, auto mechanics have become increasingly specialized. A combination of sophisticated designs and manufacturing, consumer demand and ever growing environmental concerns has fuelled a new generation of vehicles. The growing complexity of automotive technology means that cars must be serviced by skilled Automotive Mechanics

Formal training is essential to learning the auto mechanic trade. Technicians can now opt to specialize in certain systems like transmissions or electrical because of the intricacy each has developed. It is like becoming a Doctor!

We are faced with an aging population and many of Auto Mechanics will be entering retirement. Also many senior auto mechanics are not interested in training for the new generations of vehicles. All these factors combine to create thousands of Auto Mechanic Jobs in Vancouver.

Automotive Mechanic Training Information

Why Choose ATC?

Here are 4 reasons to choose Automotive Training Centre

Smaller classes for better learning outcomes

Flexible schedule: study while you work

Professional real world, industry experienced instructors

Intense hands-on training so you can master your skill set

Rey Bonda Automotive Service Technician

Today is a bittersweet day for me as I leave the Automotive Training Centre and walk into my future.  I attended the Automotive Service Technician Foundation program, and though the 42 weeks seemed long at times, I feel that the training I received and the report I had with my classmates has improved me as a person and a mechanic.

There are many jobs in the industry looking for qualified technicians, and I know that I can be one of them with the skills that I learned here.  I had the best instructor, and all of the staff was helpful, cheerful and I felt always there to assist me in my journey.

As I head into the future of my life, with a new baby on the way, and a great career choice under my belt, I am feeling very trained, skilled, positive and very, very happy.

My best to ATC!

Rey Bonda


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